tART Year 8: A Self Curated Show, Art@Renaissance, Brooklyn, NY

tART Year 8: A Self Curated Show – On view at Arts@Renaissance

September 9 – October 14, 2011

New York CitytART Year 8: A Self-Curated Show opens September 9th at Arts@Renaissance in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. The exhibit will run from September 9th through October 14th. The art will be chosen and installed by artists from the collective and will include a site-specific collaborative mural in the courtyard space, videos, photographs, paintings, installations and sculptures.

Entering it’s 8th year, the tART collective presents new work by members – covering a wide cross-section of the current practices within the group. The show will be host to several events for residents of Greenpoint and the community at large. tART will engage with the site of Arts@Renaissance for hands on workshops and discussions on art and social practice.

Featuring Artwork of tART Members: Amy Shapiro, Ann deVere, Anna Lise Jensen, Asya Reznikov, Carrie Rubinstein, Damali Abrams, Deborah Pohl, Elsie Kagan, Georgia Elrod, Jodie Lyn-Kee-Chow, Julia Whitney Barnes, Katerina Lanfranco, Katherine Keltner, Laura Fayer, LIz Ainslie, MaDora Frey, Melissa Staiger, Monica Carrier, Nikki Schiro, Petra Valentova, Rachael Gorchov, Rosemary Taylor, Sandra Mack-Valencia, Susan Ross, Suzanne Bennett, Suzanne Broughel, Yasmin Spiro

The tART collective functions as a contemporary feminist support structure for a group of artists in New York City, who are committed to exploring the intersections of visual art and public engagement as well as participating in post-graduate studio visits. Since 2004, the collective has used its exhibitions as a platform – to fundraise for Doctors Without Borders and Creative Time, to launch ‘zines and present workshops, panel discussions and collaborations. When the collective expanded to its current maximum size in terms of logistics, members began to facilitate workshops teaching other artists how to set up their own groups. In 2011, tART members presented on the collective at the College Art Association conference in NYC (February) and Open Engagement conference, Portland, OR, (May.)

Location: Arts@Renaissance, 2 Kingsland Avenue (@ Maspeth Avenue) Garden Level, Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY 11211 [L train to Graham Ave]

Opening Reception: Friday, September 9th from 7-9pm, Open Friday (1:00-7:30pm), Saturday (1:00-7:00pm), and by appointment

Please contact tartnewyork@gmail.com for more information and photographs